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Making the most of your stimulus check

by Original Author: Kris Boulton, Saline County/Adapted for Blog: Pamela Luker, Pope County  

How much will I get?

The amount of money will depend on varying on your income and family size. Adults with annual income up to $75,000 will receive $1,200. If you have children under 17, you will receive an additional $500 per child up to $1,000. You may also go to an online calculator at  to determine what your benefit will be.

How will I get my money?

Benefits will be distributed by check or direct deposit. If you are a non-filer, you can go to to enter your information to determine if you are eligible.

You are receiving a stimulus check so what now?

Kris Boulton offers these tips on how to spend your money wisely:

  1. Emergency Savings Fund- This is your best protection during times of economic uncertainty
  2. Pay your bills-Stay current on current payments and avoid defaulting. Missing payments can lead to foreclosures or repossessions. Late and missing payments can lower your credit score.
  3. Pay Down Debt- By paying down debt can free up money in your future budget and save money on interest.